Yep, it just might at that. If so, I'd attribute it to the lower rise tip. I have a "One" in 177 for the rest of the season along with a Slicer 181. I can't get an S3 in 177 until next week but it'll be a long spring and I'll have plenty of time for more comparisons. For sure, all three of those skis are way better than I thought they'd be.